Okay - this is the last part, bird-wise - promise! The Chestnut Mannikin is an escaped cage bird that was first recorded on Kauai in 1975. Although this bird is supposed to by Kauai's most common bird, I only saw this one. Thet are quite small, and are supposed to land on stalks of grass, walk out to the end and eat the seed. The Red-crested Cardinal is a gorgeous bird, with a brown crown when immature, turning to a brilliant crimson as the bird matures. It is also known as the Brazilian Cardinal, and was imported from South America around 1930. View attachment 21240 View attachment 21241 While we are on the cardinals, Kauai also has the Northern Cardinal. It was imported from North America in 1929. I saw them three times during my trip, but only got one opportunity to photograph. This isn't a great shot, but does show I saw one! View attachment 21242 Chickens gone wild are pretty common on Kauai. No one is certain when they were introduced, but probably by Europeans sometime after Cook. Chickens are pretty boring to photograph, so I thought I would get close in and personal... View attachment 21243 The Japanese White-eye was introduced to Kauai in 1927 from Japan. It resembles the indigenous honeycreepers and reputedly travels in small, twittering flocks. I saw one twice, and both times the jaspers did their best to remain hidden in the leaves. View attachment 21244 Another bird I have been hoping to photograph is the Night Heron. My wife spotted one within 100 meters of the condo we were staying at, and I had great fun sneaking around after him. Interestingly, the Black-crowned Night Heron is indigenous to the Hawaiian Islands. It is known to have been resident for many centuries, but as yet, is indistinguisable from the North American variety. View attachment 21245 Finally, here is the Hawaiian Stilt, another endangered species. The endemic Hawaiin race has more black on the face and neck than the mainland version. It is estimated there are only 1800 birds remaining. View attachment 21246 View attachment 21247 So, that does it. Even though I could only shoot on the run most of the time, I am still fairly happy with the results.